Mixed Greens Salad With Brie, Chicken, Grapes And Herbed Bagel Croutons

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional While I was raised a good southern boy and my go to comfort foods tend to be those meals that just make you want to unbutton that top button on your jeans and take a late afternoon nap, I have always tried to eat a healthy, balanced diet. With my recent…

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Creamy Chicken and Ham, Corn Chowder That Will Blow Your Mind

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional When I moved to New York after college, that first winter was utterly brutal.  I mean, I had never experienced cold like that before.  A friend of mine turned me onto corn chowder and it became my new favorite food.  I must have eaten it 3 – 4 times a week…

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Crab, Apple And Prosciutto Stuffed Mushrooms Are Perfect Any Time You Entertain

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional Every home chef, has that singular experience, of when they realize that something has changed….and that they, truly have, learned how to cook and have their dishes appreciated by all.  It’s a moment in time that each of us, can pin point with insane accuracy.  If it hasn’t happened to you yet, don’t fret…

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Peppery Roasted Chicken And Avocado Toast With Fresh Basil

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional Growing up, I had no clue what brunch was.  I mean, to me it simply meant that you were eating breakfast at lunch time.  It wasn’t until I moved to New York City and met my husband, Danny, that I realized it was a lifestyle moment. For years, every Sunday morning,…

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Spirited Rosemary, Orange Spritzer Brings Your Next Brunch To Life

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional Back in the day, we didn’t have many choices when it came to alcoholic drinks.  And we definitely didn’t have people called Mixologist’.  Basically anyone could tend bar, because drinks were basic, add some alcohol and maybe soda or seltzer water.  Now, you actually have to get licensed and attend school.  I mean really,…

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Peaches And Cream, Herbed Salad With Parma Ham And A Raspberry Vinaigrette

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional Clean, fresh flavors are what makes a great salad.  One of the tricks I have learned over the years is to mix your types of greens.  By combining a few different types of leafage, you are able to build a depth of flavor that you just can’t get from using a…

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Ridiculously Easy, Roasted Eggplant and Red Pepper Salad with Gorgonzola

By Michael Harris-Arzon, The Simplistic Professional Gone are the leafy greens, large pieces of wedge and bottled dressings.  The idea of salads has exploded across America in such a profusion of color and styles that I really don’t even know where to begin. As a teenager, I saw the beginning of a revolution as to influencers of our…

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